Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America (Hardcover)

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In Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America, Viet Nguyen argues that Asian American intellectuals have idealized Asian America, ignoring its saturation with capitalist practices. This idealization of Asian America means that Asian American intellectuals can neither grapple
with their culture's ideological diversity nor recognize their own involvement with capitalist practices such as the selling of racial identity. Making his case through the example of literature, which remains a critical arena of cultural production for Asian Americans, Nguyen demonstrates that
literature embodies the complexities, conflicts, and potential future options of Asian American culture.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780195146998
ISBN-10: 0195146999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: March 28th, 2002
Pages: 240
Language: English